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102-y-o back to gaming after surgery

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2018-10-17 13:08:52Global Times Editor : Li Yan ECNS App Download

After years of blurry vision, a 102-year-old woman said she finally decided to undergo eye surgery because it was affecting her video gaming. 

The woman surnamed Tao of Hangzhou had been a hardcore fan of video game Solitaire since 2002, and had been playing it daily ever since, Qianjiang Evening News reported on Tuesday.

In recent years, she said her cataracts had been hindering her favorite pastime. 

"I couldn't see my children and grandchildren. I also couldn't play the game. Life was really dull," Tao said.

In order to enjoy her family and game again, Tao elected for treatment. However, some hospitals refused to perform surgery due to her advanced age.

Hong Chaoyang, deputy director of Zhejiang Provincial People's Hospital, admitted he had the same apprehensions at first. 

"It was very difficult and risky because of Tao's age and advanced state of her cataracts."

Tao underwent what was a successful operation on October 9. She has been advised to only play Solitaire for 30 minutes at a time.  

"She is happy now because she can play the game again," one of Tao's seven children said.

  

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